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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration AleSierra Nevada Celebration Ale

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9,194 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,194
Reviews: 3,325
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 283
Gots: 1,127 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2001

Fresh Hop Ale; no spices.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 batch into a tulip.

a - amber in color with a light haze. gave me a big bubbly tan head that calmed slowly to a thin cap. leaves thick swaths of lacing in my glass.

s - amazingly sweet toffee, ripe berry, tangerine, faint grassiness.

t - toasted malt with notes of juniper and huge pine resin hop character. pungent bitterness hangs on the tongue for quite a while. unfortunately, taste exhibits none of the qualities found in the nose. very one dimensional here.

m - medium in body with more carbonation than i prefer usually. finer co2 profile.

o - easily drinkable and enjoyable, but kind of a let down. this bottle is 86 days old by my calculations, so maybe this is one beer that must be had as fresh as possible. maybe i'll try again next year.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint...

A: Golden honey copper color, a bit hazy. Two finger creamy white head. Superb lacing all over the glass., really impressive head retention. Beauty of a brew.

S: Lots of fruity, citrusy aromas, prefumey grapefruit and sweet malts, a bit of pine rounds out the smell.

T: Fruity, citrusy hops, a good kick of bitterness with some caramel malt sweetness. Very well balanced.

M: Medium bodied, good amount of smooth, creamy carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable beer here, will be looking forward to this seasonal release in the future.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,194 ratings.